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The top 3 biggest and most expensive ships in the world

Top 3 biggest ships in the world

Cruise ships are large passenger ships used mainly for vacationing. Unlike ocean liners, which are used for transport, they typically embark on round-trip voyages to various ports-of-call, where passengers may go on tours known as "shore excursions". On "cruises to nowhere" or "nowhere voyages", cruise ships make two- to three-night round trips without visiting any ports of call.

Voyager of the Seas at Port of Kobe in March 2013

Queen Elizabeth cruise ship in Hamburg

MS Galaxy at the port of Mariehamn, Åland, in February 2016.

Modern cruise ships tend to have less hull strength, speed, and agility compared to ocean liners. However, they have added amenities to cater to water tourists, with recent vessels being described as "balcony-laden floating condominiums".

Cruise ships in Tallinn Passenger Port at Tallinn, Estonia – a popular tourist-destination

As of December 2018, there were 314 cruise ships operating worldwide, with a combined capacity of 537,000 passengers. Cruising has become a major part of the tourism industry, with an estimated market of $29.4 billion per year, and over 19 million passengers carried worldwide annually as of 2011. The industry's rapid growth saw nine or more newly built ships catering to a North American clientele added every year since 2001.

Here are the most expensive and biggest ships around the world.

1.Allure of the seas

2.Queen Mary 2

3.Oasis of the seas

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Galaxy Hamburg MS Mariehamn Port of Kobe


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